At Alley Cat Allies, we are first and foremost animal lovers. The work is challenging as we confront animal cruelty head-on and carefully navigate systemic threats to cats. Our staff and board are committed to working every day to protect and improve the lives of cats everywhere.
President and Founder
Becky Robinson discovered a colony of feral cats when she took a shortcut down an alley in Washington, D.C. A single Trap-Neuter-Return project to improve the lives of those cats led to an exciting and new national movement for all domestic cats led by Alley Cat Allies, the nonprofit organization she founded in 1990. Learn more about Becky.
Donna Wilcox has been with Alley Cat Allies since the beginning. She brought the organization from a small, startup nonprofit with limited reach, to the premiere national organization dedicated to protecting and improving cats’ lives. Learn more about Donna
Community Programs and Support
Alice Burton, Associate Director of Animal Shelter & Animal Control Engagement (Learn more about Alice.)
Jessie Chen, Programs Associate
Robert Draper, Field Representative, Atlantic City Boardwalk Cats Project
Stephen Garraty, South New Jersey Field Representative
Calvin Huynh, Data Entry Associate
Kimberly Kean, Atlantic City Program Manager (Learn more about Kim.)
Daniel López Breña, Outreach and National Cat Help Desk Specialist (Learn more about Daniel.)
Brianna Lovell, Associate Director of Community Engagement & Events (Learn more about Brianna.)
June Matics, Director of Content Development (Learn more about June)
Clay Myers, Senior Manager, New Jersey Operations
Harshil Parikh, Salesforce Developer
Presley Reed, Salesforce / Database Manager (Learn more about Presley)
Julia Seeley, Senior Programs Associate (Learn more about Julia)
Elizabeth Siebenhar, Programs Manager
Frances von Friedeburg, Outreach and National Cat Help Desk Specialist
Kay Zeron, Database & Operations Associate
Nicole Geldart, Creative Director (Learn more about Nicole)
Colleen Jaskot, Writer
Coryn Julien, Writer
Gretchen Knell, Web Producer
Lacey Mason, Social Media Specialist
Clifford Moberg, Project Director
Shannon O’Rourke, Communications Associate
Samantha Rosen, Content Writer & Editor
JJ Scharl, Graphic Designer
Cathy Brown, Donor Relations Associate
Colleen Cronin, Development Assistant
Bianca Doyle, Development Associate (Learn more about Bianca)
Christian Kamongi, Development Associate (Learn more about Christian)
Jessica Kern, Associate Director of Development (Learn more about Jessica)
Zakeia Rodgers, Direct Response Associate (Learn more about Zakeia)
Humane Law & Policy
Yolanda Davis, Front Desk Manager
Chenoa Ellison, Adminstrative Assistant
Julie Lasheski, Administrative Assistant
Kamone Lee, Executive Assistant
Charlene Pedrolie, Chief Operating Officer
Lillian Sand, Administrative Assistant
Carrie Saylor, Operations Associate
Board of Directors
Donna Wilcox, Board Chair (Learn more about Donna)
Karyen Chu, PhD, Board Treasurer; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Learn more about Karyen.)
Irina Dline, Board Secretary; U.S. Department of the Treasury (Learn more about Irina.)
Rachel Gorlin, Tipping Point Strategies (Learn more about Rachel.)
Patricia E. Kauffman (Learn more about Patricia.)
Dina Paxenos (Learn more about Dina.)
Becky Robinson (Learn more about Becky.)
Oliver first came to Alley Cat Allies through our Every Kitty – Every City program in Atlantic City, NJ. When our Atlantic City field work coordinator found him wandering near the boardwalk, she recognized that the handsome boy was friendly to people. She sought to find him a foster home, but Oliver found his forever home instead—the Alley Cat Allies office in Bethesda, Maryland!
Oliver has a morning routine of lap time and cuddling, followed by roaming the office halls. Well aware that he’s one of the most popular members of our team, Oliver likes to wander around and give everyone a chance to receive his much-loved visits. He sees the office as “his,” and he’s not shy about nosing around our desks, entertaining himself by shredding documents, and seeking out treats wherever he can. He also enjoys watching videos of kittens and other animals—when he’s not lounging outside of the office kitchen hoping someone will feed him.
Charles was just 4 months old when he was trapped and removed from his colony in southeast Washington, DC. From there, he found a home at our Bethesda, Maryland office—where he has reigned for 15 years. Regal and sleek even in his old age, Charles has long, slender legs and a noble gaze. But what makes him stand out, and what many people find so endearing, is his signature look: a slightly asymmetrical expression, complete with a charming snaggletooth.
When he’s not in the office library—often referred to as “Charles’ room,” where he has at least 5 cat beds all to himself— Charles can be found atop his favorite cat tree, stoically supervising his subjects in the cubicles below. But don’t let that fool you—his seemingly aloof disposition is an act. Charles likes to wander the halls and summon people to the library to brush and pet him. He’ll even roll over for tummy rubs!
Frank the Feral aka: #FranktheFeral
Frank is a friendly feral cat who attends Alley Cat Allies’ events to advocate for his fellow felines. He enjoys meeting people and taking pictures with them. Want to meet Frank? Attend an Alley Cat Allies event – he just might make an appearance!